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cal1634 Aug 7, 2008 01:50 PM

I work in the North Miami area, and I think I have exhausted all local options (I may be the only person that has tried everything on Yakko San's menu).

I vaguely (I do love wine, but it doesnt help the memory) remember a place that sounded very intriguing, but I lost my notes on it. Here is what I recall:

-It is near Aventura, just off Biscayne Blvd.
-Very small, almost, kitchen-like, venue
-In fact, I am convinced the name had "Kitchen" it it? Beth's Kitchen? Sara's kitchen? Aunt Somebody's Kitchen? (or were those old girlfriends?)
-Extremely small menu that changed every day
-Had to call ahead to even get a reservation
-Very "homely" atmosphere

Help Hounds! I know one of you can figure this out. While I am waiting, back to Oishi Thai tonight. Ummm...crispy duck.

  1. Frodnesor Aug 7, 2008 02:43 PM

    Sounds great, but I'm thinking you may have imagined it. The only "Kitchen" I can think of around that neighborhood is "Kitchen 305" in the Newport Hotel, which was formerly "Michael's Kitchen" until they gave namesake chef Michael Blum the boot and which doesn't sound remotely like what you describe. I also don't think you're thinking of Sara's Tent, kosher place on Biscayne.

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      The Chowfather AKA sobe Aug 7, 2008 02:48 PM

      Tania's Table? Never been but recall seeing it mentioned before
      http://www.taniastable.com/

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        pilches Aug 8, 2008 08:46 AM

        Tania's Table looks interesting. Has anyone been or tried their catering?

      2. 2top Aug 7, 2008 02:55 PM

        How about Sara's Natural Food Restaurant (Kosher) on 123rd Street
        http://www.saraskosherpizza.com/

        1. non sequitur Aug 7, 2008 04:39 PM

          I live very near Biscayne in Aventura, and it doesn't ring any bells. How long ago did you hear it described? If it exists, I'd like to find out more.

          I hope "aunt somebody" wasn't an old girlfriend.

          1. non sequitur Aug 7, 2008 04:44 PM

            I searched "kitchen" in the sun-sentinel dining section, and came up with the following (eliminating the ones that obviously didn't fit):

            Anna's Kitchen
            1481 S. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach
            954-971-2395
            Located in the convenience store of a Texaco gas station, Anna's Kitchen serves a full breakfast menu, plus pizza, sub sandwiches and even homemade lasagna for lunch or an early...[more]

            Betty's Kitchen
            6910 Cypress Road, Behind the Publix, Plantation
            954-327-7272
            This family-friendly diner serves loyal customers from a traditional American breakfast and lunch menu that includes pancakes, omelets and thick, juicy burgers. Dinner is served Thursday and...[more]

            Kitchen 305
            16701 Collins Ave., Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort, Sunny Isles
            305-749-2110
            Built in the footsteps of Michael's Kitchen, a rather bizarre circus-style restaurant, Kitchen 305 offers the latter. The toned–down atmosphere provides a touch of romance in the evening....[more]

            The Botoutique Kitchen
            6815 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
            The Boutique Kitchen off of Biscayne Boulevard offers an international menu reflective of the owner’s Haitian and Italian background. Traditional American, Caribbean and Italian dishes...[more]

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              bostonchowterrier Aug 10, 2008 10:29 AM

              Re: Kitchen 305 - useless place post Michael. Really inconsistent, overworked items, went twice - don't know why I went back hoping it would be better the second time. Hugely overpriced as well for what you're getting. Stay away.

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              cal1634 Aug 8, 2008 07:46 AM

              Thanks for all of the help! I knew I drank too much.

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                rebus1805 Aug 8, 2008 12:37 PM

                I am a regular at Tania's Table, lunch only Tuesday to Friday. Small menu, everything cooked to order by Tania in her open kitchen. Her daughter is the server. She does catering and does open the restaurant at night for small dinner parties. Excellent food. Tania is very friendly and loves to talk about food and cooking. She does not serve bread but if you have a carb craving, Mimi's Raviolis is right next door in the strip mall just north of Miami Gardens Drive on W. Dixie Highway. Wonderful salads, quiches, chicken and fish. Very good desserts also. Highly recommend for homey atmosphere and very good food.

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